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The Works of Dante Alighieri; The Divine Comedy

By: Aligihieri. Dante

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Roslyn, New York, Black's Readers Services: 1950

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 24099


A very handsome and pleasing book which feels wonderful in the hand and is beautiful on the shelf. Tan boards ruled and printed in gilt at face with decorative gilded spine and red title box. Also includes a gilded top edge and a red ribbon marker. Book measures 5-1/2"x7-1/2" and is absolutely pristine inside and out with no names or writing. Complete with Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. 607 pages. More than 50 classical works in same binding available. Pleas... View more info

Letters Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807 Volumes 1,2,3,4,5,6 Complete

By: Anna Seward

Price: $90.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 2013

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 30001


All six books are in pristine condition with no names amd writing and no spine creases. Each book measure 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and has a compilation of 2414 pages! Anna Seward longed to take her place in literature, but she had many frustrations. Erasmus Darwin once printed her poetry with his name on it. Then Horace Walpole accused her of having no imagination. And to top it off she couldn't get a patron even with her talent because nobody would help a woman. Th... View more info

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The Rector of Justin

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: SIGNED by Author

Seller ID: 25725


Beautiful book, clearly never read. Hinge is very tight and book is quality made with chocolate brown leather binding, dark brown moire endpapers, gilded edges on all three sides, lavish gilt design on both boards and brown satin ribbon marker. The spiine also shows four raised bands and book is signed at blank page at front with tissue gaurd llaid-in to protect it. Book is illustrarted bea8utfully by Uldis Klavins. Originally poublished in 1964, 417 pages. View more info

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The Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen (Six Volumes)

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London & New York, Oxford University Press:

Edition: 3rd Edition Thus

Seller ID: 28020


Very nice six volume set which appears to be published for the Book of the Month Club in this edition. All are clean and bright with no names or writing and no creases to any spines. Consists of Austen's complete ouvre including the minor writings. Titles are" Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion in one volume, and the Minor Writings. There's also a bonus -- books are illustrated and come with notes and indexes... View more info

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So This Is Depravity (SIGNED Limited Edition)

By: Baker, Russell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Congdon & Lattes: 1980

Edition: First Edition Limited

Seller ID: 27975


Beautiful book in like slipcase. No defects of note on either item. This edition consisted of a very small print run -- just 500 copies of which this is #460. Russell Baker SIGNED without inscription on limitation page. A full page shows the names of people who helped choose the best of Baker's short writings. Among them are Art Buchwald, Malcom Cowley, Brendan Gill, Larry King, George Plimpton, and Gay Talese plus many more. Book in case measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" with 3... View more info

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Wild Honeysuckle (Poems, 1966)

By: Bancroft, Betsy Barber

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, Alabama Banner Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28292


This is a lovely book in its original printing. It was republished in the early 2000's. The author is a southern poet who has been awarded a number of prizes. This book is bound in textured green cloth and printed on fine paper with a deckled outer edge. Lovely drawings by Ruth Powers Bridges add beauty to the pages. The book measures 6" x 9" and has no names or writing. The collection consists of eighteen poems about gardens and plants, love, Alabama, seasons, beachcomb... View more info

Editors: The Best from Five Decades

By: Bellow, Saul; Botsford, Keith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Milford, Connecticut, U.S.A., Toby Press: 2001

Seller ID: 24141


Crisp, as new book. Absolutely spotless inside and out with no names or writing. Book measures 7"x8-3/4", but is a whopping 2-1/2" thick -- for a total of 1119 pages. A fabulous collection of stories and peoms from the pages of the literary magaiznes Bellow and Botsford edited and published together, incluing ANON, The Noble Savage and Notes From the Republic of Letters. Among the stories and poems published here are the works of such literary lights as Vict... View more info

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Talking Horse. Bernard Malamud on Life and Work

By: Bernard Malamud

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 23891


Book is beauiful in a low-key way. Boards are covered with brown paper and dark brown cloth at the spine.Tthe only defect to the book itself is a small "This Belongs To" sticker (unused) pasted on the top corner of the front free endpaper. The dustjacket is likewise nice save a tiny chip to the back corner. Jacket looks very handsome in a brand new mylar cover.. Malamud was the winner of two National Book Awards and a Pultizer. Here he includes speeches, interviews,... View more info

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The Resolved Soul; A Study of Marvell's Major Poems

By: Berthoff, Ann E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24705


Book itself is crisp and clean with no bumps to brown cloth boards and pristine pages and page edges. Only flaw is former owner's name written very small at front free endpaper. Jacket's paper is crisp as well and has not been price-clipped. Faults confirned to toning to spine and edge,s a tear at lower spine, and a very tiny one at top of front endflap. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar. A study of the verse of Andrew Marvell, an 18th century poet from Philadelphia... View more info

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White Spaces in Shakespeare; The Development of the Modern Text

By: Bertram, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Bellflower Press, Case Western Reserve University: 1981

Seller ID: 25882


Crisp, clean book with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Pristine inside and out, inc;luding jacket which shows one small tear to upper back and no price-clip. will arrive in brand new mylar. A fresh perspective on the historical progress scholars have made in determining the authentic text of William Shakespeare.Also shows the "radical and widespread revisions" in Shakespeare's prose and poetry by his earliest editiors in the 18th century.86 pages. View more info

The Electric Life: Essays on Modern Poetry

By: Birkerts, Sven

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co: 1989

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 19225


Crisp, beautiful book. No bumps, no names or writing, no tears and no price clip. Two very tiny wear spots to bottom back edge. Copntents and outer page edges pristine. Looks most handsome in mylar. Comprised of more than thirty essays covering such topics as the poet's relation to language, imspiration, poetry and politics, poetry in the media age and more. 459 pages. Indexed. View more info

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2666 - 3-Volume Boxed Set: A Novel

By: Bolaño, Roberto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: First Translated Edition

Seller ID: 28249


Books are very clean and nice with no writing and no spines creases. The only defect is a small spot to outer top edge of one book -- but NOT a remainder mark. Slipcase is clean and sturdy. Inside it the books measure 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" . Written originally in Spanish in 2004 nd here for the first time in English. Three academics are looking for a reclusive Geman author -- a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment, a widowed philosopher, and a police detective... View more info

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At Millennium's End: New Essays on the Work of Kurt Vonnegut

By: Boon, Kevin A. (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., State University of New York Press: 2001

Edition: First Prnting

Seller ID: 23629


Crisp, clean book with no names or writing, no creasing to spine -- appears unread -- and is in giftable condition. The focus of this book a new look at Vonnegut's body of work. The writers, some Vonnegut scholars, others personal friends. Together they bring much to the pages. There's a foreword by Vonnegut himself followed by ten essays. A few examples are these: Vonn egut the Essayist by Jerome Klinkowist; Quanatum Leeps in the Vonnegut Minefield by Loree Rackstraw; ... View more info

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The Hypochondriack; Being the Seventy Essays By the Celebrated Biographer, James Boswell (2 Volume Set)

By: Boswell, James; Bailey, Margery (editor)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: California, Stanford University Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition Thus Stated

Seller ID: 28076


Beautiful books -- clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Black boards show no bumps and there are no names or writing inside. Pages clean and without foxing. Silver printing is still bright on faceboards and spines. Only fault is a stain to front of volume I which is seen when you hold it "in the right light." I took many pictures, but could not reproduce it. Books are comprised of 70 essays which were first published in the London Magazine from November, 177... View more info

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Those Desert Hills and Other Poems (SIGNED 1st Ed.)

By: Breedlove, Mildred

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, The Vogue House: 1959

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 27173


Crisp and clean -- very gently cared for by previous owner. SIGNED by the poet on half title page without inscription. Breedlove was at the time of writing the Poet Laureate of Nevada, a post she ultimately resigned due to a conflict with the powers that be. The poems are a homage to her beloved land, but also probes the soul. Book measures 6"x9" and has 95 pages. View more info